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Cranbrook Top Five in Hockeyville Competition

Cranbrook is among four other communities in the top five 2010 Kraft Hockeyville Competition and is the only community west of Ontario. The community with the most votes will win the title, vote by March 31! The winner will be announced on April 3 during Hockey Night in Canada!

Here are some outstanding reasons why Cranbrook should win this competition:

- Hometown of Scott Niedermayer, Team Canada hockey captain, who has won four Stanley Cups, and the Olympic Gold hockey medal twice.

Posted by Fix on Mar 30, 2010 in News & Stories (deprecated)

Fernie Boys at Big Mountain Battle Finals in Aspen

Luke and Ryland Nelson arrived in Aspen yesterday evening to begin their weekend getaway in Aspen, Colorado. Posh accommodation, a shopping spree, and the opportunity to compete in the final event - Battle in the Bowls, are all part of this winning package the duo received after competing in the Big Mountain Battle in Fernie, February 13.

"Luke and I have arrived in Aspen and just woke up to 25cm of fresh blower! It's gonna be a great day to check out the mountain and scope out the course for tomorrow's Helly Hansen Battle in the Bowls," says Ryland.

Posted by Fix on Mar 27, 2010 in News & Stories (deprecated)

Fernie's Own Hot Tub Time Machine

Set for release on Friday, "Hot Tub Time Machine" was inspired by ski movies of the 1980s such as "Hot Dog... The Movie." Exterior scenes for the film were shot mainly at Fernie Alpine Resort in Canada.

Posted by Fix on Mar 25, 2010 in News & Stories (deprecated)

Emily Claims 10th Canadian Championship

NAKISKA, Alta. -- Rosemary Brydon wasn't holding back.

Adorned in a wild red and white Canadian Maple Leaf hat decorated with tiny bells, and clanging her cowbell wildly, Brydon greeted her daughter Emily with a warm hug and then posed for pictures on Wednesday morning after her run in the GMC Canadian alpine skiing championships women's super-G.

For years, Emily said, jokingly, she was "mortified" by the vision of her cheering mother near the finish line, but now, finally she can't get enough of it.

Posted by Fix on Mar 25, 2010 in News & Stories (deprecated)

Fix's Top Ten Winter Fernieisms

Photo by Henry Georgi

Posted by Fix on Mar 16, 2010 in Outdoors

Favourite Shots of 2010

It could not have been a more perfect day for this shot. I knew that I wanted to shoot towards Lost Boys Pass since the inversion looked perfect and that’s where the sun was shining. Local rippers Mikey Witlox and Connor Gliege had gone up the day before to build this great stepdown in anticipation of the inversion. Having the sun in the shot was perfect since every time the riders hit the jump a lot of snow was kicked up and the sun would shine right through. A beautiful day with great riders goes a long way.
Photo by Nick Nault

Posted by admin on Feb 28, 2010 in Art and Entertainment

March Horoscopes

Aries (March 21 – April 19) Guardian Angel
Your guardian Fairies want you to know that you deserve help and attention. There is nothing you could think, say or do that will ostracize you from your divine helpers - they will never judge or abandon for any mistake you may have made. Know that you have support so that you can grow spiritually and help others.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20) Romance

Posted by Freshies Horosc... on Feb 28, 2010 in Bits & Bytes (deprecated)

March Remark

Spring Fashion Trends

Posted by Chantel Souliere on Feb 27, 2010 in Bits & Bytes (deprecated)

I'd Rather Switch than Fight

There was a time, not so very long ago, that people only had one computer and it wasn't connected to any network. This wasn't back when I was in high school and had to outrun dinosaurs to get home for lunch. This was post-Star Wars. How times have changes in just two decades.

Now most households have high speed network access. Most have more than one computer. Some have wireless and wired networks in their house. And in at least one of them, right now, someone is wondering, what all those boxes between them and the wall do. If that's you, this column is for you.

Posted by Kevin McIsaac on Feb 27, 2010 in Bits & Bytes (deprecated)

Act and Be Remembered

A bird does not sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
-Chinese proverb

An elderly man sits back against the down of his pillow and opens his eyes. The sparkle next to his bed causes him to turn. His young granddaughter sat quietly, waiting to bid her last good-byes. She smiles as he watches her. He could see that she had a question so he reached over and patted her hand. The young girl finally spoke, “Poppa, I was just wondering, why are you, you? What should I remember?”

Posted by Chalice Walker on Feb 27, 2010 in Health

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Some of my earliest childhood memories are of food. When I was 6 years old and living with my family in suburban Toronto my parents sold everything we owned and bought a 27’ Shepherd Cruiser. The family (including my 3 year old sister and 8 year old brother) moved aboard in early spring. We spent the next few of months traveling through the Intracoastal Waterways with a short ocean crossing from Florida to Freeport, Grand Bahamas Island where we settled for a few years.

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on Feb 27, 2010 in Health

Understanding Diabetes

The term diabetes is one that is used to describe a wide range of conditions revolving around the body’s ability to appropriately manage blood glucose levels.

Posted by Dr. Taina Turcasso on Feb 27, 2010 in Health

Keeping your Body Balanced

Most people harbour imbalances in their bodies from the activities they do in daily life without even realizing it.

Posted by Sarah Ingram on Feb 27, 2010 in Outdoors

Fernie Free Skiing

Fernie is just one of those special places, a place that is still waiting to live up to its full potential while fully enjoying the slow rise to stardom.

Posted by admin on Feb 27, 2010 in Outdoors

Weather Watching

Each morning of the ski season, the Ski Patrol is engaged in ongoing avalanche risk assessments. Of the multiple daily chores, one stands out for its precision, tradition, and importance: The Standard Weather Observation.

Posted by Fernie Ski Patrol on Feb 27, 2010 in Outdoors